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"I feel much better": 17-year-old wounded girl from Chernihiv undergoes rehabilitation course from Rinat Akhmetov Foundation


17-year-old Viktoriia from Chernihiv was in her dormitory and going to a lecture when the enemy shelled the city once again. As a result of the two explosions, the girl sustained serious injuries that significantly affected her health and psycho-emotional state. Victoriia recently underwent a course of physical and psychological rehabilitation at a sanatorium in the Transcarpathian region, provided by Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. 

"I feel much better physically! I can run, jump, and before I used to walk faster and get dizzy. They provide very good help here. And morally, when people support you and meet you with a smile, it also helps. I am very grateful to Rinat Leonidovych and his Foundation. He is a man with a good heart. I am a million per cent sure that this goodness will be returned to him," says Victoriia.

Her mother Yuliia was at work that day. When she heard about the "arrival", she immediately called her daughter, but she was out of touch for a long time. When Vika called back, she didn't want to admit her true condition, saying she was just scared. Yuliia found out that her daughter had been taken to hospital and went to pick her up. 

"The nurse advised us to contact Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. When my daughter felt better, I called. We were offered a voucher. She was very happy. I am very grateful to Rinat Akhmetov and his team for helping people like us in need," says Yuliia, unable to hold back her tears.
Victoriia is gradually recovering. She has many plans for her life, dreams of studying and working, helping people. Most of all, mother and daughter believe in victory. Vika concludes her story with the words: "Glory to Ukraine!"

As part of  Rinat Akhmetov for Children. Treatment and Rehabilitation of Injured Children programme, the Foundation provides assistance to children who have suffered from hostile shelling of residential areas: treatment, rehabilitation, psychological help, etc.

Since 2014, Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has provided treatment and rehabilitation assistance to more than 11 thousand Ukrainians.

If you or someone you know needs help, please write to the Foundation's messenger or call the toll-free hotline 0 800 509 001 (the line is open from Monday to Friday).